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Bills trade up to draft Josh Allen after racist tweets surfaced

Josh Allen didn't appear to take much of a hit amid controversy arising from racially-charged tweets from when the former Wyoming quarterback was a teen.


Kahron Spearman


Fortunately for Josh Allen, the former Wyoming standout, the Buffalo Bills didn't seem too worried about insensitive tweets that appeared to be leaked out ahead of his selection.

In fact, the Bills front office took a significant risk in trading up for the big and powerful quarterback. Aside from potential locker room issues, Allen will have to address his on-field accuracy issues.

He will be playing in Buffalo, where weather will be a huge factor and needed a player who could drive the ball through it. For that, Allen is the ideal fit. 

That's my plan -- to show the type of person I am now. Whatever team picks me, they are going to get that from me. I will set the record straight for any team, any teammate, the media, and I think once they meet me and they're around me, see how I act and how I think, that it's not going to be a problem at all.

Josh Allen
Quarterback, Buffalo Bills (No. 7 overall)

The Bills got the seventh and 255th (seventh-round) overall picks from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 12th overall, 53rd and 56th overall picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.

One second-rounder is one thing, but both their picks in the round says the Bills feel Allen is a value at No. 7 as if they got a legit number one overall at that spot.

Buffalo is evidently going for it all.

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